4 Ideas to Transform Your Garden With Recycled Pallets
If you’re looking for ways to make your garden more functional and decorative, you should consider using recycled pallets. Pallets are a simple but effective way to build everything from flowerbeds to planter gardens. In this article, Born Again Pallets has listed four ideas on how you can use pallets in your own outdoor space.
Pallet compost bin
Here’s a quick tutorial if you want to get your hands dirty and make your compost bin.
- Two pallets
- 1″x1″ lumber (cut into 36″ lengths) or 1/2″ thick plywood sheets (cut into 31″-36″ lengths). These will be used as the frame of the bin and should be at least twice as long as your pallets are wide. The width of these pieces should match the length of your pallet so that they fit together snugly without any gaps between them. You’ll need three boards for each side of the bin, one board for each end, plus two extra pieces for making handles at either end of the bin if desired (optional). If using plywood instead of lumber boards, make sure all surfaces have been sanded smooth with fine-grit sandpaper before assembly begins.
- A few 2 ft x 4 ft pieces of corrugated plastic roofing material with drainage holes drilled through every 6″. This creates an “airlock” allowing moisture from inside with condensation from outside — both must exit through these holes before water can seep down into the soil below.
You can make a flowerbed from pallets in a variety of ways. First, choose two pallets of the same size and shape, with an end piece on each side. Next, flip over both pallets, so they rest against each other.
Take your hammer and nail gun and begin nailing down the first set of boards. Using recycled pallets from Born Again, you can skip this step as we’ve done it for you. Lastly, fill with soil and plant your beautiful flowers.
You can plant many types of flowers in these recycled pallet planters. Some suggestions include geraniums or impatiens, lavender; aloe vera; daisies, or pansies. You may also want to consider planting herbs such as rosemary or thyme for aromatherapy.
To care for this type of garden bed, simply remove any dead leaves from plants annually before new growth appears in springtime (approximately late February through early May, depending on the climate).
If desired, cover plants with burlap fabric during periods when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside – this helps prevent sunburned leaves, which typically occurs between mid-May through September depending on the location/climate zone within the North American area we live so it’s important not to forget about our little friends out there growing hard every day trying desperately survive harsh winters without us knowing how much love means keep their heads up high no matter what life throws at them because nothing is ever easy but try better tomorrow than today.
Pallet planter gardens are the perfect way to get your hands dirty and create a stunning outdoor area in which you can relax, unwind and enjoy the fruits of your labor (literally). They’re also easy to maintain and make great additions to any garden or patio.
Whether you have a large or a small space, plenty of plants will thrive in pallet planter gardens. Here are some ideas for designing yours:
- Use old wine bottles as mini-containers for herbs like basil, mint, or oregano—they look fantastic when they’re arranged in clusters.
- Try growing lettuce leaves on pallets by planting them into holes made with an old screwdriver. You can also use these holes as water reservoirs if needed. Just fill them up with water each day and watch as your greens continue growing throughout summertime without much effort involved on your part.
- Get creative with color combinations by planting different colored flowers together (like bluebells alongside pansies), or experiment with different textures such as succulents mixed into marigolds to provide more color contrast between two other groups within one ecosystem.
Pallet watering station
A watering station is a great way to ensure your plants have daily access to water. This pallet creation can be used to water multiple plants at once, which can be helpful if you’re working on a large project in your garden. You can also make this out of wood or plastic, and it will work just as well.
The watering station is easy to make and doesn’t require any tools. All you need is:
- A pallet (the size of the pallet depends on how many plants you want to grow.)
- A drill with a bit that’s small enough for drainage holes but big enough for the hose attachment (example: 3/8″ works perfectly)
It’s easy to transform a garden with recycled pallets. If you want some extra seating or something interesting to plant flowers in, there are plenty of ways to give your outdoor space the makeover it deserves this summer.
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